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List of books for children....

Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by Shanvy, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    hi all,

    Lot of us here are mothers' with school going kids....Let us share a list of few books..which your kids like very much..which you have bought for your kids...

    I start with .....

    Ramayana for kids.-(i first brought the ramakrishna mutt version which was very easy for the kids...)
    Mahabaratha for children...(the a same from mutt 5 volumes and then rajaji.version)
    (I have a collection of books from the mutt..they are very reasonably priced...and you get a good variety..for both elders and children.....)
    Heidi...
    Robinson crusoe..
    Robin hood....
    Enid blyton reward series..............
    Hardy boy series
    secret seven series....
    nancy drew.....
    Malgudi days.....
    Autobiography of gandhi....
    wings of fire....
    Krnsa --iskcon release by prabhupada...
    tinkles digest
    amar chitra kathas....
    fairy tales for 366days ....


    So all of you list the what your child has read /reading..so that we can check out and maybe helping somebody on the way to select books.....
     
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  2. rajmiarun

    rajmiarun Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Shanvy,

    Nice thread. The books collection I have for my kids are:

    Magic Pot it is a bi monthly magazine. So interactive and so useful. Helps my daughter to enhance various skills.

    Then is the twinkle magazine(monthly once)

    Pinnochio
    Black beauty
    Winnie the pooh
    Amar Chitra Katha digests containing stories of Ganesha, Hanuman, Krishna, Shakthi etc
    Gokulam
    Siruvar Malar - Weekly kids supplement with Dinamalar Tamil Paper
    Aesop Tales

    Will update my list after checking her book shelf
     
  3. Shreesundaram

    Shreesundaram Silver IL'ite

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    Some more books,

    Noddy tales

    Famous five

    Great expectations

    Shelock holmes

    David copperfield

    Swami and friends

    Rumpelstiltskin

    Cindrella

    Sleeping beauty

    Nancy drew

    Hardy boys

    Kaleidioscope

    Dick whittington and his cat

    Beauty and the Beast

    Tom sawer

    I will continue the list

    Regards

    SHREESUNDARAM
     
  4. Navpreet

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    List is really long:

    Beauty & Beast
    The wizard of Oz
    Cindrella
    Harry Potter
    Alice in Wonderland
    Tom Sawyer
    Series of Asterix & Oblex
    Snow White
    Adventures of Sinbad
    Aladdin
    Jungle Book
    Stories of Ruskin Bond
    Malgudi Days
    Khushwant singh's short stories
    A christmas carol
    Narnia
    Swami & Friends
    These are most popular ones but list is really long.I will continue.
     
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  5. Mahajanpragati

    Mahajanpragati Platinum IL'ite

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    my list includes nearly all above along with
    little women
    kidnapped
    daddy long legs
    charlie & the choclate factory
    the vantrapp family
    oliver twist
     
  6. Rogo

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    read once a view of a member here in some thread regarding Fairy tales...i dont remember her name...
    She was saying that she doesn't like to tell fairy tales to her kids esp girls ..becos the girl will grow up thinking themselves as delicate dolls ...and waiting for a prince charming to come and save her from all her troubles...
    How true...it is ...!

    Other day my uncle was saying that his daughter had started reading fairy tale Cinderella recently ...and when her father scolded her for being disobedient ..she started saying that ...her parents are ill treating her like Cinderella's mother :-( ...Poor father just wanted the kid to have her food
    we were shocked ....what an impact these tales has on kids of these generation..

    So I guess u ve to be very careful what we teach kids ....
    that too we should teach a girl to be bold in this life ....
    They should know that No Prince charming will ever come to save them from any of their troubles ...

    Sorry for disturbing your thread ...but i just want the next generations to be bold and not to make the same mistakes that we did in our life :)
     
  7. Shanvy

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    hi rogo,

    you are welcome....
    You are absolutely true..these fairy tales leave an impact on the kids...

    It is not said simply that children are like clay you can shape them the way you want (well atleast when they are growing...) until my kids understood the difference between the fairy and actual....i used to follow what they read.....and tell them.....

    And i also balance the fairy with bitter truths..the recent addition to my kids book is "HOPE IS LIFE" written by one S.Shanmugam...it describes the challenges overcome by the physically handicapped....when i first bought the book..my husband was telling me i am trying to be harsh by giving this book to my kids.....
    My view is that the people described in these stories have overcome all difficulties...so this is to always tell my children that we have been given everything..so we should be able to do more than these people..and not grumble all the time......
     
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    You had rightly said that girls shuld be bold and shuld know how to handle problems.But u can't say that these stories have total ill-effects.when i read this story to my brother & sisters and even to children,i had always emphasised on this thing that Cindrella was nice to everyone even to her cruel mother that's why god had helped her and there is no chapter in cindrella in which Prince saved her life except at the end.she was brave b'coz she faced every problem without anybody's assistance.Secondly,u jst can't stop the literature as it has both effects it depend on us(parents) how we let ur children handle it as portraying cindrella as a pathetic character or as a brave girl.
     
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    Dear Shanvy,

    Thanks for showing me this thread for my question I had posted about book suggestions for my 12 yr old boy. Most of the books here, he has read. Unfortunately we don't get many books written by Indian authors. Still this is a good list, will see if he has missed any.

    Also good books for younger kids are 'Charlottes web' and 'Wizard of Oz'.

    Regards
     
  10. Shanvy

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    hi saveri,

    I know it is very difficult to cater to a 12...adolescent...
    my son is voracious reader..he is 9..i dont have a problem as i have a library nearby...

    you can even try agatha christie series...since he is reading hitchcock...

    ruskin bond books-
    Room on the roof..
    Vagrants In The Valley
    Delhi is not Far
    A Flight of Pigeons
    The Sensualist
    The India I Love
    Rain in the Mountains
    The Lamp is Lit
    Funny Side Up
    Strangers in the Night

    will list out more...there are quite a few indian authors..old and new...check out...
     

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